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NEWTON (AGES 8-12)

The Newton Troupe is for young people ages 8 to 12. The Troupe produces two original musicals a year. Physical and vocal techniques, character development and dance skills are taught in the rehearsal process.

The Newton Troupe meets on Mondays at the Parish of St. Paul in Newton Highlands, 3:30-5:45 pm, with two weekend rehearsals during each session. Opening performances are at St. Paul’s in January and May. The Troupe then tours each show throughout the community as a social service. Enrollment is in September and January. Cost: $525 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

SPRING 2018 AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

SPRING 2018 ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN!

Auditions for new members: Monday January 29th Parish of St Paul, Newton Highlands by appointment

RETURNING

Returning actors (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Monday January 29th, 3:30-5:45 at the Parish of St. Paul, Newton. Please use the button below to enroll for Winter/Spring 2018.  If you won’t be returning to the Players, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065.

ENROLL HERE

NEW

New actor auditions will be held on Monday January 29th, 3:30-5:45 at the Parish of St. Paul, Newton. Auditions are by appointment; to schedule an audition, please call Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065. Click here for more information on the audition process. Once you have spoken to Kippy use the button below to enroll.

ENROLL HERE

FALL REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

All Mondays, 3:00-5:45 at the Episcopal Parish of St. Paul in Newton Highlands

Additional Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, December 16th, 9:00-noon
  • Saturday, January 6th, 9:00-noon

PRODUCTION WEEK

NOTE : Wednesday-Friday rehearsals and Opening Performance will be held at the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College, 47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton

  • Mon. Jan. 8th & Tues. Jan. 9th rehearsals, 3:30-5:45, Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, 1135 Walnut St. Newton Highlands
  • Wed. Jan. 10th & Thurs. 11th rehearsals, 3:30-5:45, Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College
  • Fri. Jan. 12th rehearsal at Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College, at 3:30 with the opening performance at 5:30

PERFORMANCES

  • Open Dress Rehearsal: Thurs., Jan. 11th 4:00, Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College
  •  Opening: Fri., Jan. 12th 5:30 Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College 47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton

TOURING PERFORMANCES:

  • Wednesday, January 17th, Students arrive at 3:30pm at The Franklin Elementary School for 4:00pm performance
  • Friday, January 19th, Students arrive at 3:30pm at Angier Elementary for 4:00pm performance

LOCATION

The Episcopal Parish of St. Paul
1135 Walnut Street, Newton Highlands
(all rehearsals and auditions)

Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College
47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton

NEWTON TROUPE STAFF

Sally Campbell is a lifelong lover of Children’s Theatre. She is the head of the Drama Department at the Charles River Creative Arts Program where she has directed musicals and plays for many years. Sally was the Drama teacher at St. Sebastian’s School for eleven years; before that she worked for City Stage Company in Boston acting in touring shows and teaching as an Artist In Residence in  the Boston City Schools, and in Somerville and Lowell. A fun fact about Sally is that she used to be a professional clown. Sally loves directing the Newton Troupe and watching amazing kids blossom as performers and creative people.

Jeff Kimball is the Music Director for the JP and Newton troupes. Jeff is an improvisational actor and pianist, a theatrical music director, a mechanical engineer, a songwriter, a runner & cyclist, a multi-instrumentalist, and a musician/actor/educator with Urban Improv.! Jeff performs irregularly with the Phil Henry Acoustic Trio and with The Furies, a jazz duo. He is also active in various community theatre groups around Boston, and is a Music Director at ImprovBoston.

PHOTOS

FLYING COLORS
FALL 2016

TORTOISE VS. HARE
SPRING 2017